If you're transgender and applying for a disclosure you can apply using a special process.
This means you only have to tell Disclosure Scotland your previous gender.
You don't have to tell the person or organisation asking you for a disclosure – unless you're happy for them to know.
Disclosure application process for transgender applicants
You should use your present name and gender to fill out the disclosure application form.
Do this this for whatever type of disclosure you're applying for.
You don't have to:
- answer 'yes' to the part of the form about previous names unless you had other names that don't relate to your transgender status
- disclose names that you were previously known by
- give your Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) to your employer
Notify Disclosure Scotland of your previous names
To complete your disclosure application, you'll need to provide Disclosure Scotland with details of your previous names.
To do this, you should send a letter to Disclosure Scotland including the following information:
- your case reference number
- your contact details
- details of your previous names
- a photocopy of a document which proves your previous names, such as your birth certificate or GRC
- if you want the copies of the documents you've supplied to be returned to you
You should only send Disclosure Scotland photocopies of your documents.
Disclosure Scotland's Vetting Operations Managers will let you know they have received your paperwork so you can be sure your information is handled safely.
Send your letter to:
Vetting Operations Manager
P.O. Box 250
Mark the envelope 'Private and confidential' and/or 'To be opened by the addressee only'.
What your disclosure certificate will show
Your disclosure certificate will show your current name and will not include any previous names.
Get help with the process
If you need any help with your application, telephone 03000 200 040 and ask to speak to the Vetting Operations Manager.